The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published an April 2018 handbook (pdf) on the Equality Act, for those advising on discrimination cases in England and Wales.
‘UK equality law has grown in a vibrant interactive relationship with EU law.’
This is according to an April 2018 briefing (pdf) from the UK in a Changing Europe and Oxford Human Rights Hub on Brexit and equality law.
‘Preserving Charter rights is particularly important in relation to children and young people.’
This is according to the April 2018 joint briefing (pdf) from the Child Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) on the importance of retaining the Charter of Fundamental Rights in UK law after Brexit.
Those identifying as Black or Black British are 13% more likely than average to have accessed services in 2016/17. Those identifying as White British are 3% more likely than average to have accessed services.
This is according to an April 2018 research briefing published by the House of Commons on mental health in England (pdf).
The gender pay gap varies markedly by age. The gap is small or negative for employees in their 20s or 30s. For older age groups, the gap widens considerably.
This is according to the April 2018 report from the House of Commons Library on the gender pay gap.
Recent projections suggest that levels of income inequality are likely to increase over the coming years if government policy does not change.
This is according to the March 2018 research briefing paper on income inequality from the House of Commons Library.
‘Undocumented migrants find themselves criminalised for doing what they must to survive.’
The draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement indicates that agreement has been reached on citizens’ rights. Nevertheless, EU/UK citizens’ groups still believe that significant outstanding issues related to citizens’ rights remain.
This is according to the March 2018 research briefing (pdf) from the House of Commons Library.
Owen Dowsett from the Dartington Hall Trust’s Centre for Social Justice Innovation published a March 2018 blog on the Equality Impact Investing (EII) Project.
This project aims to better understand and improve the extent to which the UK social investment sector is tackling discrimination and advancing equality and human rights.
EDF are contributing to the development of this important project.
Traditionally, equality law was seen as inappropriate to address socio economic inequality. But in the last decade, a growing number of equality duties have been introduced to address this persistent form of inequality. There is, however, little research on the principles that underpin these duties.
This is according to the March 2018 article (PDF) by Dr David Barrett, which seeks to address this gap through the use of data from interviews conducted with primary school personnel implementing the pupil premium.